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no major problems with power right now. and we're not expected to break a record. but big problems are on the track. we have reports of people stranded without air conditioning, on marc trains. there have been power problems. and they're single tracking between here and washington. also, there's an amtrak train that is stalled near new carrollton right now, with 400 people on board. thankfully, though, the air conditioning on that train is working. >> reporter: the sun beat down. baking maryland in record- breaking heat. >> a big, hot wet blanket. >> like i'm in a bowl of hot pea soup. >> feels closer to 114. >> bge, allowed wjz inside its electrical operations control room. the number in red is how many megawatts of power is being used. it's 5500 on a typical day. >> he's not seeing any significant problems. there's been some heat-related problems in what we do in advance of really hot weather. we'll put more resources in the field so they can more quickly respond to power outages. >> reporter: marc train operators are monitoring for problems, after dozens of people were stranded
improvements to the school district. >> it is a big enough problem that it take more than four years to solve it. >> reporter: if the improvements are met like boosting test scores as well as attendance rate his contract has a provision in it that allows a bonus. back to you. >> thank you. his contract includes a $750 monthly payment for a car and driver. >>> first day of july is like the last day of june. absolutely gorgeous. you cannot ask for much better weather to start the holiday weekend. we have your first warning weather forecast. burn debt woods and tim williams are here with a look at the conditions if you are heading out on date night tonight. >> it is spectacular outside. this weather has been beautiful the last couple of days. nothing in our area. you can notice a front towards the great lakes. what the front will do is get closer tomorrow. there is a chance for a pop up shower or thunderstorm. nothing extreme tomorrow but heat will build and humidity will build. as we head sunday into monday the front comes through. a better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. there
stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see the shows and then people taking on the grassy
for free agency and big-money contracts for players. >>> and baltimore remembers another notable figure. tonight, vincent rallo is remembered. he took over an italian restaurant for his father. the local landmark is known for its breakfast and large portions. vincent rallo was 79. >>> the parents of a teenager killed in a baltimore city park, want to make sure it never happens again. their 14-year-old daughter was electrocuted when she touched a metal fence. a new regulation could keep electricity in check. >> reporter: well, tonight, the green family is urging city, state and private companies companies to continuously check for contact voltage. >> reporter: four years ago, deanna green touched a fence in druid hill park. an exposed electrical wire was touching the fence underground. 227 volts traveled through her body, killing her. now, her parents are intent on having the city take action. with the regulation in the 14- year-old's dame -- name. >> the deanna green rule would work to have surveys done of the baltimore, maryland area to find the stray contact electricity. >> reporter:
a big purchase is doing just that. i'm mary bubala, that story is next on eyewitness news. >>> i'm jessica kartalija. and we are here with elmo. and we're talking about the late, great jim henson. that story is next on wjz. >> yeah, baby. >>> any pop-up storms in the region. meteorologist bernadette woods is back with your updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, >>> out of the ashes. a baltimore city church struggles to rebuild. flames tore through the paradise greater christian center. while the sanctuary was destroyed, the church's pastor says thankfully no one was injured. >>> we as a people, not only need to be focused, but as a community, we need to watch out for each other. but it also tells them, through tragedy, god will give us victory. >> a special fundraiser to help the church rebuild will take place tonight. >>> many cities across the nation are privatized across the nation. mary joins us now with more. mary? >> the city purchased a brand new piece of equipment to take care of business. >> this is what 120,000 dollars can buy. a new paver to smooth
of maryland. now, tomorrow, we talked about heat and humidity coming back big-time. tomorrow, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., a heat advisory will be in effect through the entire region, as you can see. because temperatures tomorrow, in the upper 90s. but the real feel, the way you really feel with the humidity, will be more like 104, 105 in the afternoon. so tomorrow will be one of those days. please take it easy. stay in air conditioning if you can. tough if you're a ravens tomorrow. >> very tough. >>> still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. putting himself in jeopardy. how tv host alex trebek was injured. >>> looking for lead. the howard county community that is now on alert. i'm gigi barnett, in harford county. that story is just ahead. >>> a rec center is arrested for allegedly fondling two girls. >> i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll hear from parents who warrant that surprise. >>> nick. why do we have him in a shark cage? well, this is his office. we'll show you when eyewitness news continues. >>> and areee in -- we in store for a steamy weekend? stick around for the first war
, ever. >> reporter: so the two big sticking points are that the republicans have a balanced budget amendment in their version. and they also want another vote in this sometime in january, which would put us in the same scenario. senate democrats have their own plan. ask they expect to take a vote on that sometime over the next weekend. reporting live, mike hellgren. >> wjz is following this very important story. we'll bring you the latest developments as they unfold. check in tonight at 11:00, for a complete wrap-up. >>> updating breaking news for you now. a helicopter crash. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. let's go to mike perry for the latest. >> reporter: hello, mike. we're in the 4,000 block of conowingo. a huge helicopter has apparently landed hard. and chopped off its tail. you can see it has collapsed onto the ground. all three main rotor blades are broken. the aircraft has crashed down onto its left side. and you can see some damage to the cockpit area of this very small, single, two-engine -- or single-engine, two-passenger helicopter. at this point, it is not clear
of money. >> landau has made a career studying residents of the white house, not the big house. that was before landau was ordered to be held here. he and his assistant were accused of stealing documents. today, landau's lawyer argued for bail and got it. >> mr. landau has been granted a $500,000 bail with a condition that he surrender his passport and report to pretrial services in baltimore city once a week. >> reporter: jason's bail was set even higher at $750,000. police say he controlled the museum where the documents were in. they were valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> reporter: but historic towments have value-- documents have value beyond money. >> reporter: when the exhibit opened in april, it took documents to bring the past alive. >> you can show quotations from letters and diaries and letters from the newspapers and be touched by how ghastly a time in our history this really was. >> reporter: but it's landau's future his lawyer is really worried about. >> even though he has no prior criminal record. and no prior failure to appears, he is a new york resi
. to inform voters. >> i don't care how many misinformation big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: more than enough. that's how state election officials describe the number of valid signatures on the petition to block the dream act. only about 56,000 names were needed. the state received more than double. >> we were watching the campaign as well. >> reporter: charlie carter works at progressive maryland, which represents the students. she says there are many more who support the dream act. >> 56,000 people find. i believe it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: in all, though, the state says the required number of signatures are valid on the petition. there could still be some legal challenges to the referendum. back to you. >> gigi, thank you. the petition against the dream act is the first time in almost 20 years that voters have put a law to a statewide referendum. >>> bad news on the employment front tonight. the nation gained new jobs but not enough to cut into the unemployment rate. jessica kartalija is in the
for me and the rest for you. he replies, we always see little peanuts until we hit the big bricks. >> reporter: officers say he was going to get a shipment of heroin. almost $40,000 worth, and offered protection to a dealer. he said, i mean, the officers shouldn't give a blank because i'm on yalcy all's side. that's a lot of cash. >> we can't give corner to corruption. we can't. and we won't. and we will exhaust every means and every resource. to eliminating it faour ranks. >> police, king kong ain't got nothing on me. >> reporter: on facebook, officer redd says his favorite movie is training day, where denzel plays a crooked officer, who thinks he's above the law. but redd now faces life in prison. >> reporter: and federal authorities arrested four other people and charged them in connection with this case. they are all from the baltimore area. reporting live at city police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. city police contacted the fbi when they first got tipped to the corruption. officer red will be in court friday morning. >>> a federal judg
, a little better than today. near 90. -- will still be rather hot later today. big difference in the low to mid-60s. >> wow. wonderful, bob. >>> wjz and masn and the orioles are teaming up to feed the hungry. and we need your help. during the home stand against the cleveland indians. we are asking you to take nonperishables. the wjz family will collect your donations at the gate. you can make cash donations as well. friday, if you're there, you can meet don, adam, ron, andrea. saturday, meet vic, kai, bob, mark, gigi, tim and pat. and sunday, you can meet mary, jeff, stan -- jess, weijia, stan and me. all part of wjz's continuing community commitment. >> we like getting the cash. they can do a lot with the cash. >> that's right. we don't take the cash. we just like to hear it clink. >> absolutely. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. >> i'm alex alex demetrick coming up. a small improvement here, a small improvement there, it's adding up to a healthier bay. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> steroids scandal. getting closer to opening statements in the roger clemens trial.
. >> no matter what age you are, doctors say this kind of heat can lead to big-time problems, especially if you're out working in it. but it's the elderly that are mostly at risk. already an 85-year-old woman and an elderly man have died from heat complications this summer. that's why officials are urging people to check in on their elderly regularly. >> the two heat-related deaths we've had so far this summer have come a few days after a string of code reds. so when you check on your neighbors, check on them, the day of the code red. but also check on them the day after and the day after that. >> reporter: fatigue, heavy sweating, muscle cramps, headaches, nausea. all signs doctors say the heat is taking its toll on you. baltimore city is opening its cooling centers, where city residents can come in to chill out and get the air conditioning and ice water. >> reporter: and ice water really should be your buzz words in this type of severe heat. doctors say you need to hydrate yourself plenty. make sure if you're outside, you're taking plenty of breaks to try to stay in the shade as much as possi
, you will be really perspiring big time. unfortunately, by friday, i think the dew point is probably going to be around sept, maybe 72. and temperature, mid- to upper 90s. means it's going to feel like 100 to 105 on friday afternoon. which means we'll probably have a heat advisory, but not anything beyond that at this point. 77 in oakland. 92, d.c. locally, mid- to upper 80s as you can see in a few places at the 90-degree mark. north winds, very light. nice dry air mass. tomorrow, the winds are going to start turning back to the south and southwest. ahead of the front. with heat and humidity back here to the southwest. start moving our direction. tomorrow will be a few degrees warmer than today. friday afternoon, probably upper 90s and sticky. there may be a thunderstorm that will help cool things down, briefly at least. that's what we're hoping for. essentially, the hot and humid weather will return for about two to three days. by saturday night, this front approaches and more storms possible. and a little cooler as you think for sunday. we have a new tropical storm don, each tho ou
nights. >> it's a big night for tv. i'm really honored. and for me personally because i got to do six episodes of the sopranos i feel that's a lucky spot. >> and also tonight, a look at the reasons for jennifer lopez and mark anthony's split. >>> and boston is in town for a rematch. >> mark is next with a live ,,,, ♪ whoa, whoa! 10:00 and 2:00, buddy. eyes on the road, right? hands on the wheel. [ male announcer ] the want-it, need-it... stay focused. [ male announcer ] ...gotta-have-it taste of mcdonald's burgers. the simple joy worth waiting for. [ young man ] how's your burger, bro? [ laughs ] [ thinking ]he best, another pet name?les. all right, i'm smart enough to notice that my favorite fresh-brewed mickey d's sweet tea is now on the dollar menu, so i'm smart enough for this. you're the best, too... sweet tea... pie? aww, chipmunk. [ male announcer ] sweet tea and the mcdonald's dollar menu. >>> mark is live at oriole park with the wjz the fan sports report. mark the o's looked good if their last two games. >> two in a row. now the boston red sox are back. they're tired of red
traffic. >> reporter: richie highway is a big and busy road. and cara's family and friends say they want more police presence here to help people cross the street. especially while the carnival is attracting hundreds every night. >> reporter: somebody needs to do something. i'm all about carnivals. it just needs to be handled better. >> reporter: and anne arundel county police say there is an officer at the early heights intersection now. reminding walkers to be careful when they cross that street to go over to the carnival. denise, back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, gigi. >> reporter: police say there is also a sign near the carnival, alerting drivers of the carnival and people crossing the street. >>> good news for fans ever phillips seafood. alex demetrick reports, it turns out, phillips is just moving down the block. >> reporter: for 30 years, phillips has been serving up meals and memories at the light street inner harbor, when the family announced they were shutting the restaurant down in september, it stunned regulars. >> that's shocking to me. >> yeah, very sad. >> w
. >> reporter: marcus's aunt said he had big dreams but all of that was taken away wednesday afternoon, after marcus was shot in the chest and killed inside this brooklyn home complex. >> it's a little unreal. >> reporter: investigators say they're looking into the possibility that marcus and a friend were playing with a gun. so far, no charges have been filed. >> they believe in abstinence. but again, right now, the investigation is still ongoing. >> it sounds like there were a lot of questions. >> cliff came to offer support to marcus's family at their home. >> i fell in love with the kid the first time i met him. >> reporter: grief over marcus's death has been widespread. >> friends and teammates quickly showed support after he was killed. >> reporter: a facebook page is now set up for friends to mourn. they're still trying to understand how this shining star was taken away so quickly. >> this is really senseless. >> reporter: police say they're still waiting to hear from the state attorney's office to find out if any charges will be filed in this case. vic? >> reporter: monique, thank you
. and actually, this is very big for baltimore. >> you and bob? >> yeah. bob. i like kanye. >> of course. you i understand. the bob part, i'm a little confused. >> he's a rocker. >>> still to come on wjz eyewitness news. what happened to amy winehouse? the world awaits the cause of death for the popular singer. >>> amanda knox, close to freedom. the evidence that could turn the italy murder case upside down. >>> bob turk. first warning weather center. sunny, warm, but less humid weather coming your way. i'll have the exclusive first warning fi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, >>> the results of dna evidence, used to convict american student amanda knox of murdering her roommate in italy are in. her defense ruled that most of the evidence is completely unreliable and contaminated. knox has already served four years in prison. experts testified they found no dnaor blood on the blade of the murder weapon. knox's family is optimistic after today's hearing. >> reporter: you know, it was a an excellent day. to be able to see everything, step by step, exactly what our experts said. and now confirmed by independen
. it's his first big league start. he pitched in relief for the chicago cubs the last two years. orioles hitters will face harrison. the os have lost 13 of their last 19 games. that includes a brutal beating in arlington last night. chris jakaboskis got six outs while allowing six runs. these guys are filling in because brian mattis and the others have struggled. the result right now, a 13-4 defeat. but the starting rotation that seems to be falling apart, andy mcphail referred to it as a step backward. >>> golfer tiger woods would like to take a step forward with his career but an injured leg is keeping him from doing that and tiger announced he will not play the british open. he says he will miss his second consecutive major on the advice of doctors as he continues to heal from injuries. we last saw woods in competition in may after just nine holes, he walked off the course because of pain. tiger says he's not sure when he'll play again. >>> finally, excellent goal from the women's world cup in germany, ellen white gets her foot on the ball for a perfectly placed shot. she was
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